Nov. 20, 2007
WORCESTER, Mass. - Freshman Louise Hillen (Minnetonka, Minn.) scored her first two collegiate goals as the Holy Cross women's hockey team defeated Plymouth State, 7-1, at the Hart Center on Tuesday night. With the win, the Crusaders improve to 3-1-1 overall (2-1-0 ECAC), while the Panthers fall to 0-3-0 (0-3-0 ECAC).
The Crusaders jumped out to a 1-0 lead at 4:07 into the first period when Hillen knocked in the puck from in front of the net for her first collegiate goal. At the 9:01 mark, junior Stephanie Couzin (Chicago, Ill.) increased the Holy Cross lead to 2-0 when she fired in her own rebound. For the period, the Crusaders outshot the Panthers by a 23-3 margin, while each team went 0-1 on the power play.
Plymouth State made it a 2-1 game at 3:41 into the second period when Amanda Kreamer scored a power play goal on a slap shot from just inside the blue line. At 15:50 freshman Colleen Krmpotich (Minneapolis, Minn.) netted her first collegiate goal to give Holy Cross a 3-1 lead. Holy Cross outshot Plymouth State, 24-5, while the Crusaders went 0-2 on the power play and the Panthers went 1-4.
Sophomore Kathryn Kelley (Dedham, Mass.) increased the Holy Cross lead to 4-1 at 6:19 into the third period. Freshman Christina D'Ambrogio (Toronto, Ontario) made it a 5-1 game at the 11:41 mark when she netted her first collegiate goal. At 17:21, senior Allie DeAngelis (Framingham, Mass.) scored a power play goal, while Hillen netted her second goal of the game at 18:19 for the 7-1 final score.
Holy Cross freshman goalie Monique Gallant (Antigonish, Nova Scotia) made seven saves in the first two periods to earn the win and improve to 3-1-1 on the season, while freshman Alicia Lew (Brookline, Mass.) stopped three shots in the third period. Lindsay DeLorie stopped 65 shots for Plymouth State. The Crusaders outshot the Panthers by a 72-11 margin, while each team went 1-7 on the power play.
The Crusaders return to action on Tuesday, November 27, when they travel to New London, Conn., to take on Connecticut College. The game is set to start at 7:00 p.m.